States, Feds Decline To Intervene In Nursing Home FCA Suit

Law360, Springfield (May 2, 2017, 9:28 PM EDT) -- After 13 states and the U.S. government declined to intervene in a False Claims Act case accusing a nursing home chain of defrauding the government by accepting kickbacks, the original complaint filed in 2015 was unsealed Friday, revealing that the whistleblower who filed the suit believed the core motivation behind the scheme was revenge on a competitor.

U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo's Friday order does not specify why none of the governmental entities wanted to intervene in the suit, and the rest of the filings in the case remain sealed except for the original complaint, as the decline of the governments...

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